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#241 Offline Mettcollsuss - Posted November 8 2018 - 3:48 AM

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Ponera pennsylvanica queen

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Camponotus pennsylvanicus queen and worker trophallaxis

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A look into the nest of my Aphaenogaster rudis colony

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My Mrymica sp. queen

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My Crematogaster cf. lineolata queen

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A Formica subsericea nanitic callow worker

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Formica pallidefulva

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My Tetramorium immigrans colony's brood pile

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A parasitic Lasius queen

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A Polyergus montivagus worker 

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#242 Offline Leo - Posted November 16 2018 - 5:47 AM

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A small turtle mite I discovered within a leptogenys pupae.

I placed it on a torch so it would be easier to see.

I removed the cocoon case.

 

And one of the easiest of dorylinaes to keep: oocerea biroi

 


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#243 Offline CoolColJ - Posted November 28 2018 - 6:42 PM

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14-15mm Pheidole cf antipodum queens from Alice Springs

 

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#244 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 4 2018 - 11:51 PM

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10-11mm Iridomyrmex species queen from Alice Springs, with red head/thorax and a iridescent bronze coloured gaster like a meat ant queen, but with a more slender build.
Have no idea on species or what the workers look like!
She has similar behaviour, fast movement, agility of some of the smaller Iridomyrmex species

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#245 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 10 2018 - 3:52 AM

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Myrmecia forficata worker (I think) seems to have had a run in with a Camponotus consobrinus major. Came across this one tonight :)

She is quite docile, surprised by that, no aggression, and does not move all that quickly

I found another one on the tennis court on the edge of bushland, also fighting a consobrinus major, when I returned her :D

 

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Current ant colonies -
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Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#246 Offline Rstheant - Posted December 10 2018 - 7:26 PM

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You have a lot of Rhytidoponeras !!
You have a lot of Rhytidoponeras !!

#247 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 23 2018 - 11:57 PM

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Some recent photos

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Camponotus aeneopilosus aka golden tail sugar ant - 12mm queen



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Current ant colonies -
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Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#248 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 24 2018 - 12:00 AM

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Iridomyrmex pupureus












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Current ant colonies -
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Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#249 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 24 2018 - 12:03 AM

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Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant) 10mm queen

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No longer timid now, gorging on that poached wood roach :)



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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#250 Offline Guy_Fieri - Posted December 24 2018 - 4:38 PM

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#251 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 27 2018 - 10:52 PM

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Melophorus pics - the faces of these always looks so cartoony :blink: 

 

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#252 Offline CoolColJ - Posted December 27 2018 - 10:58 PM

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Camponotus consobrinus, one of the more feminine and elegant looking Camponotus species. Even the workers

 

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Current ant colonies -
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Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#253 Offline CoolColJ - Posted January 5 2019 - 3:17 AM

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Mymercia fulvipes queen gathers substrate for her larvae to spin a cocoon

 

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Current ant colonies -
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Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#254 Offline Wedge - Posted January 7 2019 - 12:02 AM

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Here are a few photos I've taken recently that I wanted to share of colonies I found around my house and a couple of my own.
 
A wild Odontomachus brunneus worker.
 
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Some Dorymyrmex bureni workers.

 

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Pheidole obscurithorax minor carrying a larva to safety.
 
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My Pheidole moerens eating a cricket and drinking some honey.
 
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Some of my Pseudomyrmex gracilis drinking some honey.

 

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Current Colonies:

Camponotus floridanus

Cyphomyrmex minutus

Cyphomyrmex rimosus

Odontomachus brunneus

Pheidole floridana

Pheidole metallescens

Pheidole moerens

Pseudomyrmex gracilis

Pseudomyrmex pallidus


#255 Offline RobertJ - Posted January 9 2019 - 10:19 AM

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Oh man...those gracilis are beautiful



#256 Offline CoolColJ - Posted January 13 2019 - 8:25 AM

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Myrmecia fulvipes cocoon coming up

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Iriodmyrmex species, first nanitics eclose



sipping that honey


carrying a bubble of honey!







3 workers with liquid bubbles :o




Some of the workers do have red on their thorax, but it's like a pattern instead of a full red like the queen. That newly eclosed worker looks quite a lot bigger


Touches of red on the thorax and that clear bloated gaster on the replete looking ones. Reminds me of the spider ant repletes
Gaster on that one looks clear from the side

Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#257 Offline CoolColJ - Posted January 13 2019 - 8:28 AM

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First of my ten 14-15mm Pheidole antipodum queens to get her little helper :yes:
There are some small nanitic major pupa in the pile as well

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#258 Offline T.C. - Posted January 13 2019 - 5:13 PM

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Very impressive shots. Great work.
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#259 Offline CoolColJ - Posted January 23 2019 - 5:41 AM

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Polyrhachis rufifemur queen is super bloated but she's still munching on a baby wood roach [ :)]

 

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Current ant colonies -
1) Opisthopsis Rufithorax (strobe ant), Melophorus sp2. black and orange
Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/

#260 Offline CoolColJ - Posted January 23 2019 - 5:46 AM

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Meat ants feeding strips of roast chicken they shredded up to the larvae

 

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Camponotus suffusus bendigensis queen 2's super bloated nanitic worker

 


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Current ant colonies -
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Pheidole antipodum colonies...  Polyrhachis rufifemur, Camponotus suffusus bendingesis, Camponotus nigriceps, Myrmecia fulvipes, Colobopsis macrocephala
Journal = http://www.formicult...ra-iridomyrmex/

Heterotermes cf brevicatena termite pet/feeder journal = http://www.formicult...feeder-journal/




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